The Roman Catholic community of Newtowne Neck built a chapel for the Jesuit fathers on land that one of the families - the Brittains or Brettons - donated to the Society of Jesus. In 2013, after a two-year search sponsored by the parish and the Archeological Society of Maryland, the archaeological team found definitive evidence of the chapel and strong evidence for the existence of a hitherto undocumented house occupied by the Jesuits. An illustrated talk recaps the search and discovery, and presents some of the interesting artifacts unearthed this spring.
There will be an inaugural presentation of the finds on Monday September 16th at the Parish Hall of St. Francis Xavier Church, Compton, Md at 7 pm. This will be the first in a series of monthly meetings of the St. Mary's County Archaeological Society. All are welcome, admission free.